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About Susan

Group Leader

Biography

After completing her BSc Hons and PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia, Susan was a Human Frontiers in Science Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Connecticut, USA. After gaining an academic position there, she returned to Australia in 2006 to teach and research at UQ. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Higher Education at UQ in 2007 and in 2009 she was appointed as a full-time teaching-focused faculty member in SCMB. She is now an Associate Professor in the school.

Susan has been a Manning Clark Fellow, an American Society for Microbiology Biology Scholar, and a UQ Teaching Fellow. She has won multiple awards for her teaching, including a UQ Award for Teaching Excellence (2013), an Australian Award for University Teaching (2014) and the 2014 Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Beckman Coulter Award for Teaching Excellence. In 2016 she was awarded Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In 2016 and 2017 she is seconded as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning Innovation (ITaLI) at UQ. In 2017 she is a UQ Fellow, and will be working on the development of Work Integrated Learning opportunities for students in the Faculty of Science. 

Get in touch

Email Susan ▸ s.rowland1@uq.edu.au

Awards

  • 2017 UQ Teaching Fellow (Work Integrated Learning)
  • 2016 Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy (UK)
  • 2014 Australian Awards for University Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2014 Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Beckman Coulter Education Award
  • 2013 UQ Award for Teaching Excellence
  • 2012 Faculty of Science Excellence in Teaching Award
  • 2011 UQ Teaching Fellow (SoTL Research Students and Projects)
  • 2011 ASMCUE 2011 Early-Career Faculty Travel Award
  • 2010-2011 ASM Biology Scholar
  • 2010 Manning Clark House Fellow
  • 1996-1998 Human Frontiers in Research Long-Term Postdoctoral Fellow

Qualifications and Courses

  • 2016 Women in Technology Board Readiness Program, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • 2007 Graduate Certificate in Education (Higher Education), The University of Queensland
  • 2005 Advanced Bacterial Genetics Course, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories
  • 1996 PhD (Biochemistry), The University of Sydney
  • 1991 BSc Hons1 (Biochemistry), The University of Sydney

Rowland Grants and Funding

  • Building a comprehensive Work Integrated Learning plan for the Faculty of Science. ($50 000) The University of Queensland Teaching Fellowship, Rowland
  • Developing Student Identity Verified Assessment: A response to contract cheating ($2 000) 2016-201. Asia Pacific Forum on Educational Integrity, Slade and Rowland
  • A new type of WIL for Science ($20 000) 2016. WIL In Science Lighthouse Project. Adams, Gannaway, Evans, Rowland
  • CLIPS (Communication Learning In Practice for Scientists) ($192 475) 2014-2017. UQ TEL (Technology Enabled Learning) Scheme, Rowland, Leach, Kuchel, Colthorpe
  • Australian Awards for University Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence ($25 000) 2014. Office for Learning and Teaching, Rowland
  • Beckman Coulter Education Award ($3000) 2014. Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rowland
  • Funding for SCMB Laboratories ($250 000) 2014. EDAC Student Experience Funds, Rowland and Bennett
  • Funding for SCMB Laboratories ($840 000) 2014. UQ Strategic Funds, Rowland and Bennett
  • UQ Award for Teaching Excellence ($5 000) The University of Queensland, Rowland
  • Preparation of Good Practice Guide for TLO4 (Communication) ($5 000) 2013. Australian Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), Colthorpe, Rowland, Leach
  • Developing and Resourcing Academics to Help Students Conduct and Communicate Undergraduate Reseach on a Large Scale ($219 000) 2012-2015. Australian Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Leadership for Excellence Program Grant, Rowland, Lawrie, Zimbardi
  • A website for UQSURJ ($5 000) 2012. UQ Faculty of Science T&L Grants Scheme, Rowland
  • A Science Undergraduate Research Journal at UQ ($20 000) 2011-2015. UQ Faculty of Science T&L Grants Scheme, Rowland and Harrison
  • A review of the curriculum and capstone experience for the UQ Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Major ($14 400) 2011-2014. UQ Faculty of Science T&L Grants Scheme, Rowland
  • The SoTL Writers group: supporting scholarship and publication for T&L academics at UQ ($10 800) 2011-2014. UQ Faculty of Science T&L Grants Scheme, Lawrie and Rowland
  • ASMCUE Early-Career Faculty Travel Award ($800) 2011. AMCUE, Rowland
  • BIOC2000 ALURE support ($10 000) 2011. UQ Faculty of Science Special funding round, Rowland
  • Developing a SoTL URE at UQ ($7 980) 2011.UQ Teaching Fellows Scheme, Rowland
  • Producing new forms of engaging, high-benefit assessment for undergraduate science students ($12 000) 2010-2011. UQ New Staff Start-up Grant (SoTL), Rowland
  • Addressing undergraduate student diversity and engagement in science courses through the introduction of laboratory UREs ($22 320) 2010-2011. UQ T&L Strategic Grants Scheme, Lawrie and Rowland
  • Manning Clark House Fellow ($3500) 2010. Manning Clark House Foundation, Rowland
  • Building a Better BIOC2000 ($25 000) 2009. UQ Faculty of Science T&L Grants Scheme. Rowland, Gillam, Harrison, Ward, Hamilton, Wright